A weight loss thread for all
Can I be in if I don't actually weigh myself for a few weeks yet? Previous uneasy relationship with scales and numbers so would prefer to wait until my clothes feel reasonable before inflicting it on myself!
Re: body fat. This is pretty much totally lifted from my exercise physiology lecture notes (sorry Trevor) but explains it well I think! Have added little notes....
Methods of assessment:
-Hydrostatic weighing (very accurate but not widely available...only specialised
university research centres etc)
-Skin-fold thickness technique (4 or 7 site most common)*. Accurate when done
by somebody experienced. Most accurate to get them to do the follow-up
-Bioelectrical impedance (Measures amount of current flow through tissue. Fat- free tissue has greater conductivity = less impedance than fatty tissue)...but not
very accurate really. Used in those Tanita scales etc. Errors depending on
hydration status etc...and read somewhere that the scales tend to only measure
lower body fat-shudder.
-Other lab techniques - Radiography, CT, MRI, DEXA. DEXA is the technique
they use for bone scans. Apparently it's as accurate as the hydrostatic
weighing but don't think it's licensed for that indication so forget it!
*Most widely used todayThree or more sites measuredInactive individuals – 4 sitesTrained individuals – 7 site method Bicep, tricep, subscapular, supraspinale, abdominal, front-thigh and medial-calfTypical scores Elite male athlete (33-57mm); female (45-69mm)
Stripes always did make you lok fat Nam .......
Throws bucket of Sennapods in westerly direction certain of a hit
Male body fat % values:
Age 16-29 30-49 >50
Very Low Fat <7 <9 <11
Slim 7-12 9-14 11-16
Acceptable 13-17 15-19 17-21
Over Fat 18-28 20-30 22-32
Very Over fat >28 >30 >30
Female in a mo....doesn't like being pasted...
Kwilter - fancy that! - a pair of Yvonnes. Btw I'm a M by marriage (was a Jenkins)
Hi Belper, lovely to see you again
What fab pictures (top 2), Nam. My before pic is horrendous - Mr M reffered to it as my jabba the hut pic, (after I had lost the weight that is).
Female body fat %s
Age 16-29 30-49 >50
Very Low Fat <13 <14 <16
Slim 13-20 14-22 16-24
Acceptable 21-25 23-27 25-29
Over Fat 26-32 28-34 30-35
Very Over Fat >32 >34 >35
Isnt photoshop a womderful thing
Cheers for all that info Corker...
Yvonne: 'Jabba'... men.... *tsk*
I was thinking on my way home from work. I've got a good stone on me more than I should have and I notice it in loads of little ways now..., for example my car is quite low (it's a 2-seater/roadster) and I'm actually dragging myself out of it at the moment...
I'll start tomorrow morning with a run, a that's a promise... I want my pirate kit to fit nicely in May.
Back into work I go
Resolution: no more on call "sorry for myself" snacking!
I'm starting tomorrow with a run, Mr M and I are doing the Serpentine 10K - although I did 20 miles yesterday so still feel a bit sore in places. It's going to be a very very slow 10K methinks
Remembered that Mr M posted my before and after pics in his blog......... so if anyones wants to check it out try here (not brave enough to put the pics on the thread).
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